Wednesday, January 9, 2013

New Year's Resolutions

I'm posting this several days late, but better late than never they say. I'm hoping 2013 will be better for me than 2012. 2012 wasn't terrible but I just felt like the entire year nothing good was happening. If it wasn't bad it was just a stand still and I was going through the motions day after day. In 2012, I had plenty of interviews but no jobs. I lost two best friends. I moved back in with my parents. I started paying back school loans. And I continued falling further away from the Lord. I can't guarantee 2013 will be any better but you have to make your own happiness. Here is a list of what I hope to accomplish this year:

1. Read at least one book each month: For the past 2 years I have made it my goal to read 20 books in one year. Both years I failed to read that many, so this year I'm making a more realistic goal. I can read more, but I have to read at least one entire book each moth.

2. Workout/be active: At the end of 2012 I started the Couch to 5k training. However, I ended up catching bronchitis because I ran outside in the cold air and didn't have my mouth, nose, and ears covered. I haven't been able to run in several weeks, so once I get better I need to start over.

3. Take more pictures: I really truly believe my photography has gotten better since I got my camera, but I still have much to learn. I really wanted to do a 365 project, but I already failed. But I think I have an idea for a new project which will take place every month. Just keep an eye out for it. :)

4. Be more intentional in pursuing Christ: This is pretty self explanatory. I need to open up my Bible, find a church, and surround myself with community.

5. Explore Cleveland: It is really hard to enjoy a city when all you do is work. In my last few months in Cincinnati I tried to explore as much as I could. I need to do the same with Cleveland. I don't have many friends here anymore, so it is a challenge to get me to do stuff on my own, but I need to just suck it up and do it. 

6. Get a teaching job or better career: I am miserable being a substitute teacher. I dread going in and I hate not having my own class. It's not what I want to do and they longer it takes me to find a real job the harder I am on myself. I know this goal is hard because I can't guarantee myself a job, but I need to find something better than what I'm doing. I just dread having to start the search over again.


  1. Great resolutions! The cold weather always ruins my running goals. Invest in some under armour cold gear. Would get me sweating even in the snow.

    Def get out and explore Cleveland... I want to hear about it!

  2. I love your blog's new look! Very clean :) Love your resolutions, too- especially the photography one! I love following your photos on here.

    You'll find a job :)


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